The Journals reveal the secret of a Monarch in the making. They suggest reﬂections. In the first agony of grief at the loss of her husband, within a few days of his death, the Queen wrote these words: The great object we must all have before us, and which was the only one our beloved Prince and Master, our Guide and, Counsellor, had in View, is the real good of the Royal Princes. The real good means their steady development in everything that is great, virtuous, and useful, and that will render them good. Sons, brothers, husbands, citizens, and benefactors Of mankind. To obtain this no effort must be left untried.